Helaine Seskin and Elliot Alterman are pleased to announce their religious marriage Dec. 29, 2016, at Congregation B’nai Israel Ohev Zedek in Philadelphia. Rabbi Ezra Elstein (formerly of Atlanta) performed the ceremony.
Helaine and Elliot met in the USY youth group at Ahavath Achim Synagogue in 1962 and had been dating since they reconnected on JDate in 2012.
Helaine is the mother of three children, Aaron (Janna), Joel (Francine) and Laurie Seskin, and the grandmother (Nana) of four grandchildren. Elliot is the father of two children, Michael (Chashy) and Leslie (Matthew) Silverman, and the grandfather (Poppo) of 11 grandchildren.
The couple will share wedding vows with their immediate families during a small civil ceremony officiated by Elliot’s son, Rabbi Michael Alterman, and Rabbi Mayer Freedman at Congregation Anshi S’fard on March 26, 2017, followed by a small family dinner.